Holy moly. Five years has somehow seemed to be so slow and at the same time fly by.
How does that happen?
It was five years ago that I was just becoming a mommy and watching my best friend become a dad.
Five years ago today I watched a woman I loved so dearly give birth to this child and ever so selflessly place him in my arms as she watched me become his mother too. I will never forget those precious days we spent with her in the hospital. Mandy, I will spend the rest of my life trying to thank you. Thank you not only for choosing life, but for choosing and trusting Blake and I, and even more...for choosing to continue to be a part of our lives. What would we do without you?
I will never forget that we both promised we'd never have to have a reunion, that we'd always know where the other was and we'd always somehow keep in touch. It's incredible to think that in the last 5 years we are right where we wanted to be...if not closer.
She was the first birthday phone call we got this morning. How cool is that?
I know that someday soon birthdays might start to sting for this little guy as he understands that this is the day he was given life and given a family, but it came at the cost of losing his first mama. Lord prepare me now to walk through that with our children, and may I always teach them through my life that you can and will carry them through anything.
Today we had an incredible 5th birthday! Sadie and Cooper went to school so that left me with Owen and Emery! It was such a blast letting Owen pick whatever he wanted to do and not having to agree with anyone about it!
Owen and I had so much fun together! I really do love getting to spend such great quality time with him...it's such a treasure to just get to talk and give him my undivided attention. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade our family dynamics for anything. WE LOVE HAVING OUR KIDS CLOSE! But I think because of that, it makes days like today all that more special.
After only 5 hours without his two buddies he told me that he did miss them and was ready to pick them up from school. How sweet is that?
We were trying to get a pic of just Owen, Blake and I but Cooper wanted in on the fun. This didn't make O too happy!
And his choice of what to do for the day...the library!!! I was dying! Happy birthday sweetheart. We could not be more proud of you. Not sure how in the world they expect me to drop you off for pre-K in the morning. *sniff sniff*